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Damien Geter
Damien Geter

Damien Geter

Voice Instructor

Office: LH 243C
dgeter@pdx.edu

Damien is a diverse artist whose credits include performances ranging from the operatic stage to the television screen.  A regular soloist in the region and beyond, former performances included La Boheme in the role of Colline, Mahler's Eighth Symphony with the Bremerton Symphony Orchestra; the Schubert Mass in Ab with the Oregon Chorale; and an appearance with the NW Sinfonietta as the baritone soloist in Fauré's Requiem.  Operatic appearances include a Seattle Opera debut in the role of the Undertaker, and covering the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess; and a debut with Vashon Opera in the role of Colline in La Boheme. Damien will returned to Portland Opera in the fall of 2018 in the role of Dr. Grenville in Verdi's La Traviata.  Damien will reprise his role of the Undertaker with the Metropolitan Opera during their 2019-2020 season.
 
Damien began his 2017-18 season with a Pacific Northwest Opera debut in the role of the Four Villains in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Highlights from his 2016-17 season include a Tacoma Opera debut in the role of Colline in Puccini's La Boheme. Other appearances included Alcindoro (La Boheme), Bass Slave (The Difficulty of Crossing a Field - David Lang), and Soloist (Little Match Girl Passion - David Lang) - all with Portland Opera.  His 2015-2016 season began with a performance of the title role in Mendelssohn's Elijah, a cornerstone of Damien's repertoire.  More on the concert stage, Damien appeared with the Colorado State Symphony Orchestra guest appearing in Catfish Row Suite, an arrangement of tunes from Gershwin's folk opera, Porgy and Bess.  Damien made his TV debut in the role of John Sacks on NBC's Grimm. In the realm of musical theatre, he appeared as Kevin Rosario in Lin Manuel-Miranda's In the Heights and Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar.

A composer, his An African American Requiem will premiere in Portland in May 2020.  The book he co-authored, Music in Context: An Examination of Western European Music Through a Sociopolitical Lens is available on Amazon, or directly from the publisher, Kendall Hunt.